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World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters

Scottie Scheffler won the first major championship of his career at Augusta National on Sunday. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Scottie Scheffler, the world’s No. 1 player, won the 2022 Masters. It is the first major championship for the 25-year-old American.

Scheffler took the lead during Friday’s second round at Augusta National and never relinquished it, finishing at 10 under par for the tournament. Tiger Woods, making his return to major championship golf after his 2021 car crash, made the cut but ended well off the lead in 47th place.

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy finished in second place at 7 under after shooting an 8-under 64 on Sunday, matching a Masters record for the lowest final round in tournament history.

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  • Scheffler held off a challenge in the final round by Australian Cameron Smith, who came within one shot of the lead Sunday but fell down the leader board after a triple bogey on the 12th hole. Smith finished in third place at 5 under, tied with Ireland’s Shane Lowry. The complete leader board can be found here.
  • McIlroy’s 8-under 64 marked the best Masters round of his career and was one shot shy of the course record at Augusta National. Two-time major winner Collin Morikawa came in fifth place at 4 under.
  • Woods wrapped up his return to competitive golf from deep in the pack. He followed a tough, 6-over 78 on Saturday with another 78 on Sunday, finishing at 13 over for the tournament.
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Scheffler held off a challenge in the final round by Australian Cameron Smith, who came within one shot of the lead Sunday but fell down the leader board after a triple bogey on the 12th hole. Smith finished in third place at 5 under, tied with Ireland’s Shane Lowry. The complete leader board can be found here.
McIlroy’s 8-under 64 marked the best Masters round of his career and was one shot shy of the course record at Augusta National. Two-time major winner Collin Morikawa came in fifth place at 4 under.
Woods wrapped up his return to competitive golf from deep in the pack. He followed a tough, 6-over 78 on Saturday with another 78 on Sunday, finishing at 13 over for the tournament.

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